Panel at Mines and Money Hong Kong 2013 Panel Discussion: ‘Examining the Growing Role of Private Equity in Mining Finance’. This was part of the program at Mines and Money Hong Kong in March, 2013. Panelists included: Moderator – Ken Hoffman, Sector Head – Mining & Metals, Bloomberg Research Bert Koth, Director, Denham Capital Alex Williams, Managing Director, First Reserve International Louis Rozman, Director, Pacific Road Capital Management Mason Hills, Partner, Resource Capital Funds Discussion covered: To what extent have private equity funds managed to take advantage of recent weakness in public capital markets to take a greater share of the mining finance market? How can mining companies benefit from taking the private equity funding approach? What is the capacity of private equity to meet the funding needs of the mining industry? What types of project are attracting the interest of mining-focused private equity funds?